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Billie Holiday to be Resurrected as Hologram at the Apollo Theater

First Tupac and Michael Jackson did it and now Billie Holiday is the next artist tapped for resurrection in hologram form for a performance at New York's historic Apollo Theater.

Gary Clark Jr.'s 'The Story of Sonny Boy Slim' Available For Streaming

The weekly NPR dump of First Listen albums is out once again, and this Thursday, we're graced with an early stream of 'The Story of Sonny Boy Slim,' the newest album from blues guitar virtuoso, Gary Clark Jr.

Gary Clark Jr. Performs "The Healing" on 'The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon'

Jimmy Fallon introduced Gary Clark Jr. as "one of the best performers out there right now," and Clark proved that claim on The Tonight Show Monday night performing the gospel blues tune "The Healing" off his forthcoming album 'The Story of Sunny Boy ...

North Carolina 2015 Mustang Music Festival Tickets On-Sale

Mustang Music Festival is being held this year on October 9th and 10th and will feature 20 artists including Keller Williams & More Than a Little and Rusted Root. ...

7 Jerry Garcia Side Projects: New Riders, Rainforest Band, Legion of Mary & More

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Jerry Garcia, and we're not going to pretend you don't know that he was perhaps the most influential member and guitarist of the Grateful Dead. But, what you probably didn't know, was that—like any ...

REVIEW: Kurt Elling, 'Passion World' (Concord Jazz)

Every single one of singer Kurt Elling's 10 previous albums has been nominated for a Grammy Award (he won in 2009). Now comes album #11, 'Passion World,' five years in the making, is a world music potpourri of intriguing images, melodies, sadness and ...

Sony Pictures Labels Miles Davis 'Iconic Singer' in Biopic Press Release

Don Cheadle's biopic of Miles Davis, 'Miles Ahead,' has been picked up by Sony Pictures, which immediately dropped the ball by misidentifying perhaps the greatest musician of the 20th Century.

Music Times Matches Republican Debate Candidates (Trump et al) with Opening Acts

The Republican Debates will air tonight on FOX, and many will be tuning in to hear what Donald Trump will say...versus actually trying to educate themselves on who the best candidate for the right side of the aisle might be. Music Times doesn't write ...

The Metropolitan Opera to Drop Blackface from Fall Season Opener 'Othello'

Just announced, The Metropolitan Opera will change its staging of Verdi's "Othello" so that it no longer includes its traditional blackface-style makeup. The fall season opening performance will be the first time in the production's history since ...

REVIEW: David Berkman's 'Old Friends and New Faces' Hits Home Hard

For his first all-new studio CD in 11 years, David Berkman has new friends and old who can tantalize with carnivalesque action. Drummer Brian Blades and producer Matt Balitsaris return in this three-sax frontline, which features bassist Linda Oh.

Andris Nelsons Extends Contract with Boston Symphony Orchestra Through 2022

Earlier this year, a fake tweet by Lang Lang had people believing that Andris Nelsons would lead the Berlin Philharmonic. However, the tweet was a hoax and the Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor has extended his five-year deal and additional 2 years ...

Bram van Sambeek Creates 'Save the Bassoon' Fund, Attempts to Save Orchestra

The death of Cecil the lion may have shocked the world but it is in fact another "animal" that truly faces certain death: the bassoonist. At least, that's what Bram van Sambeek would have you believe. ...

Live Jazz at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Embodies ‘The Freedom Principle' Exhibit

In conjunction with the art exhibit 'The Freedom Principle,' the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is presenting an impressive lineup of jazz performances, premieres and multimedia events.

Time for Three Trio Welcomes Newest Member, VC 'Young Artist' Nikki Chooi

It's been announced that the classicaly-trained string trio, Time for Three, will welcome its newest member: VC "Young Artist" Nikki Chooi. The violinist will succeed departing member, Zachary Jon DePue.

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